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Google's Project Nightingale has collected health information on millions of Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A lawsuit alleges the University of Chicago shared medical record data with Google that included information that should not have been, according to the New York Times.

The informatics firms signed agreements to offer certain of their genomic data technologies on Google's cloud-based computing services platform.

Microba currently offers a direct-to-consumer gut microbiome profile product and plans to release additional products for clinical and research use cases.

In a recent study, a pair of researchers found that CNAs in cancer driver genes are better prognostic markers than mutations in the same genes.

Choices, Not Genes

A new study finds a limited influence of genetics on human longevity, Stat News reports.

Two recent publications suggest that DeepVariant's machine learning is far superior to traditional methods of variant calling, especially with hardware accelerators.

And That's It

Business Insider reports that a three-year partnership between Ancestry and Calico has ended.

The STRIDES program aims to establish industry partnerships to provide NIH researchers access to cost-effective computational infrastructure, tools, and services.

At HIMSS18, Eric Schmidt announced a new healthcare API for Google Cloud and explored how predictive analytics might change medical care and research for the better.

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The Los Angeles Times reports that a case of the novel coronavirus making people ill in China has been reported in the US. 

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill seeking increased funding for certain fields, including synthetic biology, ScienceInsider reports. 

Discover magazine writes that paleoproteomics is increasing being used in archaeology, paleoanthropology, and paleontology, including a recent study of a 6,000-year-old ring. 

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: mutagenic effects of ultraviolet "A" light, post-transcription effects of synonymous mutations, and more.